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14 May 2018  

Christchurch launches Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival 2019

After a rigorous process, ChristchurchNZ is excited to announce that Strut & Fret Production House has been awarded the contract to deliver the enhanced and reshaped Buskers Festival. 


TRENZ: 1,500 delegates rock in to Dunedin
6 May 2018  

TRENZ: 1,500 delegates rock in to Dunedin

In March there was Ed, this month there is TRENZ. NZ’s four-day tourism roadshow kicks-off tonight with Dunedin set to welcome more than 1,500 delegates for the annual event.


First Look: NZ’s pavilion at $53m campaign
3 May 2018  

First Look: NZ’s pavilion at $53m campaign

New Zealand Trade and enterprise has unveilled the concept design for the country’s Expo 2020 exhibition to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Registration opens for TIA’s Discussing Tourism events
3 May 2018  

Registration opens for TIA’s Discussing Tourism events

PRESS RELEASE: Tourism Industry Aotearoa Tourism businesses around New Zealand are being invited to discuss the big challenges and opportunities facing them and their regions at a series of events MORE »


Wellington missing out on $26m a year because of lack of venue
27 Apr 2018  

Wellington missing out on $26m a year because of lack of venue

A new WREDA-commissioned report shows Wellington is missing out on large performances, family and sport events because it doesn’t have the right-sized venue.


Dunedin winter programme launches with Festival of Nature
23 Apr 2018  

Dunedin winter programme launches with Festival of Nature

Dunedin is beckoning visitors to experience a winter more intriguing this year and discover the many natural and urban wonders of this beautiful and quirky southern city.


Winter set to heat up with F.A.W.C! fever
23 Apr 2018  

Winter set to heat up with F.A.W.C! fever

The hotly anticipated F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic Winter 2018 programme launched this week, packed full of 60+ tasty events spanning four weekends, from 1 – 24 June 2018.


TIA backs Christchurch plan to woo events
20 Apr 2018   /

TIA backs Christchurch plan to woo events

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on Christchurch City Council to boost funding for events in its 2018-2028 Draft Long-Term Plan.


New major event for Palmerston North
18 Apr 2018  

New major event for Palmerston North

The event takes place from 8-14 April 2019 and will incorporate an arena spectacular telling real stories about the homecoming of the NZDF in 1919.


Auckland wins Ultimate Sports City third time running
18 Apr 2018  

Auckland wins Ultimate Sports City third time running

Auckland has been named ‘Best Medium City’ at the prestigious SportsBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards for the third consecutive time.


Auckland’s major events portfolio 2018/19
13 Apr 2018  

Auckland’s major events portfolio 2018/19

A diverse range of cultural, lifestyle and sporting events happening in Auckland over the coming financial year will receive public investment as part of Auckland’s Major Events Portfolio.


KiwiRail remembers the Wahine
9 Apr 2018  

KiwiRail remembers the Wahine

An Interislander ferry will sound its horn to mark the time the Wahine struck Barrett Reef and another will form the backdrop to a flotilla on Wellington Harbour, as KiwiRail helps commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Wahine tragedy.


Across the Ditch: The impact of the Commonwealth Games
6 Apr 2018  

Across the Ditch: The impact of the Commonwealth Games

Margy Osmond, chief executive of Australia’s Tourism & Transport Forum, on the impact and legacy of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.


600+ head for Ruapehu Ring of Fire
6 Apr 2018  

600+ head for Ruapehu Ring of Fire

This Saturday, Mt Ruapehu will be lit up by a circle of headlamps as 628 runners, including 37 from overseas representing 7 countries, compete in the inaugural Ruapehu Ring of Fire.


WREDA: Jim Beam Homegrown is Kiwi music with an economic punch
4 Apr 2018   /

WREDA: Jim Beam Homegrown is Kiwi music with an economic punch

Jim Beam Homegrown will this year pump millions of dollars into the local economy with three-quarters of fans rocking out on the waterfront coming from outside the Wellington region.


Ed Sheeran, Wanaka Warbirds bring bumper southern Easter
3 Apr 2018   /

Ed Sheeran, Wanaka Warbirds bring bumper southern Easter

Ed Sheeran’s three Dunedin concerts, a big 30th anniversary crowd at the Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow, and generally fine weather across Otago are all expected to contribute to a bumper Easter for the region’s retailers and operators.


Record numbers gear up for The Big Easy
28 Mar 2018  

Record numbers gear up for The Big Easy

It’s almost time to gear up, kit out and hit the superb Hawke’s Bay trails for the sixth annual Big Easy.


Premier athletics to return to Christchurch
19 Mar 2018  

Premier athletics to return to Christchurch

World Champion shot putter Tom Walsh has an exciting message for Christchurch – premier athletics is returning to our city with the New Zealand Track and Field Championships confirmed for 2019 and 2020.


America’s Cup decision closer with new base option
15 Mar 2018  

America’s Cup decision closer with new base option

Minister for Economic Development David Parker welcomes new developments that bring closer an agreement on the shape of a world-class venue for the 36th America’s Cup event in Auckland.


Last day for America’s Cup submissions
14 Mar 2018  

Last day for America’s Cup submissions

The period for making submissions on the current notified America’s Cup resource consent applications will close today, Wednesday 14 March.


Lantern festival boosts central city businesses
13 Mar 2018  

Lantern festival boosts central city businesses

Central city businesses have reaped the benefits of thousands of people visiting the annual lantern festival in the heart of Christchurch.


Suffrage 125 commemorations at Te Papa
8 Mar 2018  

Suffrage 125 commemorations at Te Papa

International Women’s Day marks the launch of the year-long Suffrage 125 commemorations.


JUCY among the winners at Round the Bays
5 Mar 2018  

JUCY among the winners at Round the Bays

JUCY was among the winners at the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event.


2507 jobs, 25,760 foreign visitors, $194m generated – the Lions tour breakdown
1 Mar 2018  

2507 jobs, 25,760 foreign visitors, $194m generated – the Lions tour breakdown

The British and Irish Lions rugby tour last winter attracted 25,760 international visitors and contributed $194m to GDP,


Two week extension for America’s Cup submissions
27 Feb 2018  

Two week extension for America’s Cup submissions

The period for making submissions on the current notified America’s Cup resource consent applications has been extended by two weeks.


Registrations open for RTNZ: Inbound Event
21 Feb 2018   / /

Registrations open for RTNZ: Inbound Event

Inbound tour companies are now invited to register for the annual RTNZ: Inbound Trade Event which is being held on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th April 2018 at the Heritage Hotel Auckland.


Christchurch hotel set to welcome Golden Oldies
21 Feb 2018   /

Christchurch hotel set to welcome Golden Oldies

One local Christchurch hotel owner is counting down the days until the Golden Oldies come to town, confirming record bookings for the month of April.


Auckland secures $33m of Australian business events
20 Feb 2018  

Auckland secures $33m of Australian business events

Auckland’s increased focus on developing the Australian market as a source of business events has paid dividends – resulting in the city hosting $33 million worth of business events since the Auckland Business Events Plan launched in 2014.


5000+ to converge on Christchurch’s Golden Oldies
12 Feb 2018  

5000+ to converge on Christchurch’s Golden Oldies

More than 5,000 participants will take part in sports festivals during a month-long celebration of fun, friendship and fraternity.


Inbound companies reminded to save the date for RTNZ-ITO event
6 Feb 2018   /

Inbound companies reminded to save the date for RTNZ-ITO event

Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ) is reminding inbound tour companies to ‘save the date’ for the annual RTONZ-Inbound Trade event.


SeePort attracts more than 70,000
31 Jan 2018   /

SeePort attracts more than 70,000

This year has been the most successful ever, with over 72,000 people visiting over the weekend


Invercargill to get a ‘Rev Up’ in new event
8 Dec 2017  

Invercargill to get a ‘Rev Up’ in new event

The Invercargill City Council is looking to kick-start the New Year by launching a new event to help show how the city centre can shine with a bit of cut-and-polish!


New Zealand on a winner at PCOA Conference
7 Dec 2017   /

New Zealand on a winner at PCOA Conference

Last week’s Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) conference proved to be a winner for delegates who visited the 100% Pure New Zealand hub.


Winter Games injects record $13m
1 Dec 2017  

Winter Games injects record $13m

The Audi quattro Winter Games attracted 865 athletes and pumped a record $13.4m into Central Otago, says the event’s organisers.


Best in Show for Hobbiton as it scoops garden awards
29 Nov 2017  

Best in Show for Hobbiton as it scoops garden awards

Matamata’s Hobbiton Movie Set has scooped a trilogy of awards at the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show in Auckland.


Festival of Lights injects $4.6m, attracts 8000 visitors
26 Nov 2017   /

Festival of Lights injects $4.6m, attracts 8000 visitors

A survey on the New Plymouth District Council-run TSB Festival of Lights has highlighted the significant contribution the summer spectacular is making to the region’s economy.


Meetings, seminars surge drives business events growth
24 Nov 2017  

Meetings, seminars surge drives business events growth

Meetings and seminars activity surged by 19% last year pushing up delegate numbers and delegate days, according to the latest Convention Activity Survey.


Queenstown Marathon sets new records
17 Nov 2017  

Queenstown Marathon sets new records

Record numbers will set off in a variety of events at this Saturday’s Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon.


NZ takes fresh approach at 10th PCOA Conference
16 Nov 2017  

NZ takes fresh approach at 10th PCOA Conference

The 100% Pure New Zealand hub promises to be a welcoming space for delegates to engage and network at this month’s Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Association conference.


Five base options proposed for $1bn America’s Cup
14 Nov 2017  

Five base options proposed for $1bn America’s Cup

Auckland Council’s Governing Body will next week be asked to approve a team base location for hosting the 36th America’s Cup in 2021.


Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom prepares to open
13 Nov 2017  

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom prepares to open

Foxton’s much anticipated tourism and community services centre, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, is set to open its doors on Saturday 18 November 2017.


$9m bonanza from Queenstown Marathon
10 Nov 2017  

$9m bonanza from Queenstown Marathon

The fourth Queenstown International Marathon is expected to inject $8.5m into the resort’s economy.


ATEED lands top UK talent to lead major events
8 Nov 2017  

ATEED lands top UK talent to lead major events

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has scored a coup landing the current head of EventScotland to be its next major events leader. 


Coromandel launches first regional Food Forum
8 Nov 2017  

Coromandel launches first regional Food Forum

Stunning scenery, seafood and sharing industry information was the main course of the day for the Coromandel’s first Food Forum held this week.


Marlborough secures 400-delegate conference
6 Nov 2017   /

Marlborough secures 400-delegate conference

Marlborough has won another significant event for next year securing the New Zealand Aquaculture Conference, which will bring up to 400 delegates and inject around $344,400 into the region.


F.A.W.C! Summer Series kicks off with a bang
6 Nov 2017  

F.A.W.C! Summer Series kicks off with a bang

F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classics 2017 Summer Series kicked off on Friday with the annual F.A.W.C! Launch Party with Hawkes Bay Winemakers at Black Barn Vineyards.


Cycling Action Network: First NZ Bike Expo a success
1 Nov 2017   /

Cycling Action Network: First NZ Bike Expo a success

The first-ever NZ Bike Expo, which was held in Christchurch on 28-29 October exceeded expectations from exhibitors and visitors alike.


NZ showcased at Santa Monica as part of Tuku Iho | Living Legacy
1 Nov 2017  

NZ showcased at Santa Monica as part of Tuku Iho | Living Legacy

It’s been the scene of Hollywood movies, now Māori culture has taken over the Santa Monica Pier with a breathtaking kapa haka performance.


Agents converge on Sofitel Wellington for La Nuit
1 Nov 2017  

Agents converge on Sofitel Wellington for La Nuit

More than 50 travel agents and travel industry representatives from around the country will head to Wellington for the premiere of La Nuit by Sofitel – the brand’s signature event.


EAT.TASTE.CENTRAL – the winners
31 Oct 2017  

EAT.TASTE.CENTRAL – the winners

The inaugural Eat.Taste.Central Central Otago Regional Menu came to a close on Sunday when participating venues gathered at Monteith’s in Alexandra to hear the judges’ decisions for the top dishes.


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